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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Full-time Programme (16-18 only)

These courses will help you to improve your English for work, everyday life or further study. There are five levels to choose from depending upon your existing skills: Beginners (Entry Level 1), Elementary (Entry Level 2), Lower Intermediate (Entry Level 3) Higher Intermediate (Level 1) and Advanced (Level 2).

Entry requirements

You do not need any qualifications to start, but you must be between 16 and 18 years old by 31 August 2020 and you must be normally resident in the UK.

You will need to attend an assessment interview before you start to help decide which level is best for you.

Course content

During this study programme you will cover a variety of language and other skills, including:

  • Reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Grammar and structure
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary development
  • Maths
  • ILT (using computers to learn language)
  • Employability skills (including work placements)

You will also learn about Health, Education, Local Government, the Royal Family and other topics, which are all part of being a citizen in the UK.

Assessment methods

You will work towards the English Speaking Board awards and certificates in Skills for Life ESOL at an appropriate level.

The Levels are:

  • Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry Level 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

Your teachers will do practice exams with you throughout the year before entering you for exams.

Further study and career options

On successful completion, you could continue to learn English at a higher level or progress on to another course at the College. (Please note that your English level will have to be at Level 1 or above to apply for other courses at the College.)

Additional information

You will need to attend a minimum of 15 hours per week and you will need to attend a work placement that we will arrange for you. There is an additional cost of £30 for materials.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

Start DateFeesLocationCourse Code
13/09/2021 Call for details Cauldwell Street BBP119

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.